Resources for Nonprofits from the New York State Health Foundation
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations from the New York State Health Foundation.
You will find HERE comprehensive information on:
NY State PAUSE Law in Effect and What it Means to Your Nonprofit and Constituents
Governor Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" Executive Order is now in effect.
Information from My Sisters’ Place to Protect Your Employees and Clients
Our colleagues at My Sister’s Place (MSP) have shared important information and perspective about protecting your employees, particularly people of color, now that NY State’s PAUSE initiative has gone into effect requiring 100% of non-essential employees to work remotely. While the measures described below are not mandatory, they are an important precautionary measure. Please see these letters, which can be adapted by non-profit and other businesses that are providing essential services.
Once the Governor announced that 100% of employees would need to work remotely except for 'essential employees' (which includes domestic violence organization staff, anyone working at a community shelter, and several other types of organizations), shelter staff at My Sister’s Place, who are largely people of color, began expressing concerns about possibly being profiled or stopped by law enforcement and questioned as to why they were out and about. The first letter was created so that they had something to carry on their person in the event that this happens. As we know from our Undoing Racism work, these fears are a terrifying reality for POC.
Testing for Staff and Clients in Congregate Care Settings
The other two letters are to facilitate getting clients and staff, respectively, within agencies providing essential services, tested for COVID-19. MSP had both situations arise just yesterday and believe that the client letter played a crucial role in having one of our shelter residents tested at an urgent care facility.
My Sister’s Place has made the decision to pay all co-pays for shelter staff and resident who need to get tested in an effort to further support workers on the frontlines and clients who are vulnerable on many levels. My Sister’s Place and NPW offer many, many thanks to Robi Schlaff from OFW and Joe Glazer, DCMH (working to help DOH with COVID-19 at this time). They have been tremendously supportive during a difficult time. Please contact Amy Siniscalchi with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Testing Letter
Client Testing Letter
Advocacy for Inclusion in Federal Stimulus